Looking for an easy way to brighten the day of a loved one? 



Supplies Needed:


  • Butcher paper (alternatives: blank side of wrapping paper or opening up a large brown paper bag)
  • Markers or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Stamp and envelope


Optional: Paper and pencil (to add a special note)



  1. Spread out a long sheet of butcher paper.
  2. Trace child’s head, arms and torso on paper.
  3. Decorate.
  4. Cut out.
  5. Fold it up, put it in an envelope and mail it.


Optional message (create your own or use the one below):


“I miss you when you’re far away.

I’d love to see you every day.

But since I can’t come over to play,

I’m mailing you a hug today.


Although it might be quite a sight,

Wrap my arms around you tight.

Repeat daily to keep your smile bright,

Until we get to reunite!”

Looking for more fun activities? See Barrington Area Library’s upcoming events for kids.

  Youth Services Assistant Librarian Venessa